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Old Gold & Black

'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Fionas storm surge floods areas of the Dominican Republic.

Trouble in paradise: Hurricane Fiona’s aftermath

Jimena Elmufdi, Contributing Columnist September 28, 2022

Five years after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic (DR) were forced to relive yet another catastrophic natural disaster. The forceful winds and incessant rain brought...

After the clean power plan is denied, what is the future of our environment?

After the clean power plan is denied, what is the future of our environment?

Aaron Nataline, Sports Editor September 28, 2022

In a continuation of the concerning trend of ruling against public opinion, on June 30, the Supreme Court concluded its ruling on the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In...

Rachel Richardson (right), who says racial slurs were yelled at her during a volleyball match, sets a ball.

BYU incident reveals the persistence racism in college athletics

Lucy Roberts, Staff Columnist September 28, 2022

Racism within the sporting world runs deep— historically, but also today.  During a women’s volleyball game at Brigham Young University on Aug. 26, Rachel Richardson, the only Black starter for...

Marine One descends at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump.

Mar a Lago: FBI raid of Donald Trump’s Florida home sparks controversy

Ethan Wearner and Natasha Heisenberg, Staff Columnists September 27, 2022

The following articles reflect the time at which they were written and may not reflect all updates to the ongoing situation surrounding the FBI's raid at Mar-a-Lago.

The attacks of Sept. 11 should be a unifying force, but they seem not to be anymore, writes Conor Metzger.

The politicization of Sept. 11 heightens division

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist September 25, 2022

Every year, the politicization of the Sept. 11 attacks  — along with the contention that the political right has the only claim to honor its victims — gives me a sense of discomfort. I have observed...

George Bush spoke about his presidential and personal life at the Face to Face forum last week.

George Bush should not have come to Wake Forest

Maryam Khanum, Opinion Editor September 22, 2022

Most people have never seen a U.S. president, current or former, in the flesh. So, when the Face to Face Speaker Forum Series announced that it would be hosting a conversation between former President...

The Cleveland Browns decision to sign Deshaun Watson, and the NFLs lenient suspension, signifies a lack of regard for womens well-being

Watson trial outcome signifies NFL’s shortcomings

Lucy Roberts, Staff Columnist September 22, 2022

Nineteen months after taking his last snap in a Houston Texans jersey, Deshaun Watson took to the field again on Aug. 12 to face the Jaguars in Jacksonville, FL. He was met with a chorus of taunts and...

Multiple signatories to the faculty groups letter mentioned Wake Forests motto: Pro Humanitate (for humanity).

Editorial: Contract workers deserve a living wage

Editorial Staff September 22, 2022

This weekend, the Old Gold & Black published an article detailing the efforts of Wake Forward, a progressive-minded faculty group, to ensure fairer and better working conditions for contract-based...

Mikhail Gorbachev has been a polarizing figure, which continues into his death, writes Hope Zhu.

Gorbachev’s death generates controversy

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist September 20, 2022

The famous 1998 commercial for Pizza Hut featuring Mikhail Gorbachev — the last leader of the Soviet Union — went viral after he died at 91 on Aug. 30, 2022. At the start of the video, Gorbachev sliced...

A photograph of an in god we trust sign

Texas S.B. 797 threatens U.S. democracy

Dillon Clark, Contributing Columnist September 19, 2022

In 2022, the Supreme Court revisited the centuries-old issue of religious freedom in the United States. In June, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the government may not suppress an individual from engaging...

A drawing of a woman with the text: Breaking News: Woman at beach without painted cooler (and shes still having fun)

Beach Weekend coolers are holding us back

Marta Zach, Contributing Columnist September 8, 2022

The scene is set as follows: you’re lying face down in a green-water Myrtle Beach pool, the muffled sound of “Pepas” by Farruko, your going-out anthem, blares through a waterlogged speaker.  All...

A cartoon image of Uncle Sam riding an electric bull

Electric bull riding is an apt metaphor for democracy

Cap McLiney, Staff Columnist September 8, 2022

Throughout the course of history, humanity has found many ways to entertain itself. I won’t even attempt to justify, prove or otherwise suggest the importance nor even the existence of these types of...

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